Powerlifting

17 Ways to Break Through a Stubborn Squat Plateau

The king of all lifts: the squat. A strong squat in strength sports is like owning a sports car in the real world. It's sought after by most, envied by many, and acts as somewhat of a social status (relatively...

Dana Linn Bailey Totals 865 lbs At First Powerlifting Meet

In mid-August, Dana Linn Bailey announced that she'll be switching from formal bodybuilding to powerlifting. On Sunday, September 10th Bailey competed in the Lehigh Valley Powerlifting Championships in the 138 lb (63kg) weight class in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She ended up...

Watch Nathan Damron and Clarence Kennedy’s Epic Squat Battle

Very strong YouTube personalities John “Jujimufu” Call and Clarence "Harry Squatter" Kennedy have been collaborating this week, and the result is some of the funniest weightlifting content we’ve seen in a long time. Kennedy, who resides in the Irish village...

4 Things I Learned Setting a Squat World Record in 4 Different Weight Classes

When I began powerlifting, my goal was to break one all-time world record. I used to say that being the only person in the world who can do what you do (in your weight class, anyway) was my lifelong...

Nice Cardio: Stefi Cohen Pulls 3.3X Bodyweight for 12 Reps

If you finally broke a world deadlift record after months of dedicated training, you might think about taking a deload week. Just chill a little, get some walking in, eat a couple of those cheat meals you’ve been fantasizing...

20 Elite Lifters Share Their Pre 1-Rep Max and PR Thoughts

When you attempt a new PR, what goes through your head? Is it a well-crafted personal string of pump up thoughts, or a haphazard lack of certainty? Every lifter will encounter a time when they're faced with two decisions:...

Stefi Cohen Talks Cardio, Powerlifting Myths, and 4X Bodyweight Deadlifts

Stefi Cohen isn't just a strong powerlifter. She's an unusually well-rounded athlete and coach who, through the online coaching platform Hybrid Performance Method, is committed to learning the most effective ways to combine powerlifting, bodybuilding, and Olympic weightlifting. As a...

Ammonia, Deadlifts, and the Splits: A Day With Jujimufu (Jon Call)

From my experience, very few folks can say they've spent a work day doing deadlifts and having Jon Call, or Jujimufu as he's known on social media, take their ammonia virginity. Call is known as the "anabolic acrobat" and has...

Cailer Woolam Deadlifts 420.5kg (927 lbs) for New All Time Record

The WRPF's Boss of Bosses IV powerlifting meet wrapped up Saturday, August 26th with a ton of great performances. This meet's final day was invitation only, and was composed of some of the world's strongest powerlifters. One of these...

How I Got Here: Charles Okpoko, 66kg Powerlifter

Editor's note: This article is part one of a three part series that will share insight into Charles Okpoko's lifting career. The series will cover Okpoko's athletic beginnings, his developing and changing mindset, along with what he's learned under...

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Get 1% Better: Turkish Get-ups

The Turks sure know about healthy shoulders and core. In fact, the Turkish get-up is one of my favorite full-body exercises for improving body...

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